Dirk Nowitzki Quotes

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I played all kinds of sports when I was young: tennis, handball, basketball, some soccer. I focused on basketball when I was 16 or 17 and then came to the U.S. when I was 20.

-Dirk Nowitzki

I think I can always shoot 3s. I think I can shoot 3s when I’m 60.

-Dirk Nowitzki

I may not be the most physically tough player, but I think mentally I’m right up there.

-Dirk Nowitzki

 Off the floor, I’m really laid back: like, nothing really fazes me too much. But on the floor, I do get emotional and a little carried away. However, I started playing when I was 13 to have fun with my teammates, and that never stopped. I enjoy traveling and having fun in the locker room with the guys. Life is too short to be miserable.

-Dirk Nowitzki

I started to play the guitar for a couple of years, which was fun. I still bring it out once in a while, could bust out a couple of songs, but I’m not very good at it.

-Dirk Nowitzki

I’m not big on material things, but I like my cars. They are German-made and custom-made..

-Dirk Nowitzki

I want to raise a family and have a couple of small Dirks running around. But it will not be easy to win my heart.

-Dirk Nowitzki

 When I think about my MVP season, I will also think about the loss to Golden State. But winning the award as Most Valuable Player of the NBA is just a huge honor. I didn’t really realize how big it was until Mark Cuban had tears in his eyes at the award ceremony.

-Dirk Nowitzki

I always wanted to be a basketball player. Nothing more, nothing less.

-Dirk Nowitzki

 

 

I try to stay away, but In-N-Out, you just can’t compare it. It’s the best. It’s the best. It’s healthy fast food; they do their own meat and their own salad.

-Dirk Nowitzki

My dad never really played basketball, but now he’s my biggest critic. I come home, and he says: ‘Why didn’t you shoot there? Why didn’t you drive?’

-Dirk Nowitzki

When you’re older and get more experience, the game slows down for you. I know exactly what spot to get to where I can always get my shot off no matter who’s guarding me.

-Dirk Nowitzki

If I get up in the morning and I say I gotta go to work then I’d rather retire because I’ve never looked at basketball as work.

-Dirk Nowitzki

Money isn’t something I play for. I want to compete. I want to win.

-Dirk Nowitzki

I never looked at basketball as work. I always enjoyed it as my hobby. I loved it. Once that love is gone, and I’m tired of working out every day and doing all the stuff to get me ready for games, and I’m tired of lifting and conditioning and doing all that other stuff around it, and I’d rather stay in bed, then it’s time to go.

-Dirk Nowitzki

Growing up, my idols were Lucky Luke and Jolly Jumper. And Scottie Pippen.

-Dirk Nowitzki

Are you mentally tough? Are you playing through injuries? When the game’s on the line, do you want to kill somebody? I always thought I was tough that way. I wasn’t tough in a rah-rah, elbow you in the face kind of way. But I always thought that when the game comes down to the wire, I always wanted to be there for my team and make the big play. To me, that’s a different kind of toughness.

-Dirk Nowitzki

 

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